A Festival of Maths for Sixth Formers

Back in early 2023

Royal Institution, London

KS5, keen KS4

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After a hugely successful Maths Fest 2022, Maths Fest will now be back on 9, 10, 27 & 28 Feb 2023.

'Probably one of the best days of my life.' (Student, Maths Fest 2022).

'The students absolutely loved it. The level was pitched perfectly for bright mathematicians and might just give them that push to study maths beyond A Level. ' (Teacher, Maths Fest 2022).

Hand-crafted by stand-up mathematician Matt Parker and maths author Rob Eastaway, Maths Fest is an all-day extravaganza for sixth-form students (and maths-keen KS4) to celebrate and be inspired by mathematics.

Maths Fest 2023 will feature some of the best maths speakers in the UK talking about their favourite bits of maths, and will celebrate maths as an exciting, useful and rewarding subject. A fantastic day out for upper secondary mathematics students, certain to leave them motivated and excited to learn more maths!

Speakers  for 2023 are yet to be decided. The speakers from the 2022 events are listed below to give you a sense of the quality of Maths Fest:

  • Matt Parker: Top YouTuber and Standup Mathematician
  • James Grime: Internet Maths Phenomenon
  • Jen Rogers: Leading Statistician
  • Nicole Cozens: Maths Teacher and Exam Expert
  • Rob Eastaway: Puzzle expert and author
  • Aoife Hunt: Mathematical modeller specialising in human movement
  • Ben Sparks: Numberphile star and musician

Exam skills: Maths Fest is deliberately designed to reinforce normal school lessons. The goal is to return your students to you motivated to study for their maths courses at school.

Maths Slam: As in previous years, we will once again run the Maths Slam where students will be able to represent their school and present a maths concept from the stage in under three minutes.

Teachers: Maths Fest is also a day for maths teachers. Maths Fest is free for any maths teacher to attend, even if they do not bring any students. We can provide a CPD sheet to show SLT.

Maths Village: There will be a Maths Village for students and teachers to visit in the break and lunch. Visit the stalls to do mini maths activities and meet people who use maths every day at universities and in industry. There will be also be calculator signing for students.

Looking for a half-day event instead? Maths Inspiration runs interactive half-day lecture shows in major theatres around the country. They are aimed at sixth-formers and Year 11s who want to see how maths connects to the real world, but for whom a whole day of maths is (for whatever reason) a bit much.

Looking for an in school visit instead? Think Maths deliver maths talks and workshops in schools both in the UK and abroad, for a range of ages and group sizes.